Holly Smith

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Modern, Tap, Jazzmatazz ISTD DDE (MT & TD)

I started dancing around the age of 4 in Jennie Nelms' baby ballet classes, I then took up tap and modern a few years later. I continued training here throughout my school life where I performed in local shows and competitions and began to love dancing even more!

When I left school at 16, I began full time training at Judith Hockaday School of Dance and Drama in Swindon, where I trained in Ballet, Tap, Modern, National, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Pilates, Singing and Drama. A group of us from Judith Hockaday's performed in events and shows, and I also got chosen to dance in the film "The Duchess" with Keira Knightley. Whilst at college, I completed my ISTD Advanced 2 examinations in Modern Theatre and Tap. I also took on the teacher training course where I completed my DDI (Diploma in Dance Instruction) and DDE (Diploma in Dance Education) in Ballet, Tap and Modern.

Over the last few of years I have had the opportunity to teach dance in local schools, to both primary and secondary aged children and have choreographed routines for them to perform at the North Somerset Dance Festival. Within the school, I choreograph several Eisteddfod dances which usually perform well. 

I teach full-time Dance and Musical Theatre students at the Bristol Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA) and I am a member of BLOC Productions. 

I was very grateful for the opportunity when Adele asked me if I would like to teach for her. As much as I love to perform, I get a lot out of seeing the kids enjoy dancing as much as I do and Adele is a great person to work for, so I look forward to what the future holds!

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